Correct transliteration for salaam

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Q: How can I write the salaam? I mean “As-salamu alaikum” in a proper way in English. Nowadays most people are writing salaam in English in different ways. Please explain whats the correct and incorrect way.


A: There is no exact equivalent for Arabic words in the English language. A close transliteration will be “Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh”.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.